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Phoenix picks up evidence of snow falling as sun sets on Mars

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posted on Sep, 30 2008 @ 01:01 AM
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Phoenix picks up evidence of snow falling as sun sets on Mars


www.thetechherald.com

As the sun gradually falls below the horizon for the red planet's long and dark Arctic winter, NASA's Phoenix Mars Lander has detected evidence of snow falling on Mars.

According to a NASA statement, an instrument designed to study how the surface of the planet and its atmosphere interact detected the snow fall, which vaporised before hitting the ground.

"Nothing like this view has ever been seen on Mars."
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posted on Sep, 30 2008 @ 01:01 AM
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Beautiful - Snow fall on Mars! Who would of thought it after all these years of NASA and Hollywood depictions of Mars as a dry inhospitable dust bowl?

As I understand it from the articles, the snow fell from clouds two miles high, and dissapeared before hitting the ground. The solar powered lander is due to expire soon in the dark of Martian winter. The sun will dip below the horizon until next April.

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posted on Sep, 30 2008 @ 01:09 AM
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posted on Sep, 30 2008 @ 03:01 AM
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Well haven't seen those other threads yet, so thanks for posting Steve
Looking over this stuff now.



posted on Sep, 30 2008 @ 03:17 AM
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Originally posted by Phage
There are already two threads on this topic.


Thank you Occifer.






posted on Sep, 30 2008 @ 04:19 AM
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Hahahah Awesome! That one made my day!
Have a star for yourself!



[edit on 30-9-2008 by Thebudweiserstuntman]



posted on Sep, 30 2008 @ 04:55 AM
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Please direct your replies to this thread where the topic is already in progress:

NASA Mars Lander Sees Falling Snow, Soil Data Suggest Liquid Past

Thanks for your posts. Closed

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